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Work Experience in Physio

 Tahlia Filer, 15, enjoyed her recent work experience stint concentrating on physiotherapy at Portland District Health. The Portland Secondary College Year 10 student hopes to become a physiotherapist.She spent the week with physiotherapist David Grynn, seeing what a physiotherapist does on a daily basis.

 

 

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Student Teach Dental Hygiene

Portland Secondary College Student Representative Council students visited Jaycee Kindergarten students last week to help their young peers help their teeth.

 

The students prepared healthy fruit platters for the pre-schoolers, including fruit in the shape of a face, as well as fruit threaded on kebab sticks.They also planted a variety of herbs with the youngsters, encouraging the eating of herbs for flavour rather than adding unhealthy ingredients.

 

The day was part of the group’s promotion of day-to-day healthy eating, and also tied in with Dental Health Week.SRC members are encouraging other healthy choices for their peers, too.They are redesigning menu boards at PSC’s canteen, and are raising awareness of the impact of sugar consumption by discussing this in year seven’s personal development class.

 

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Future Leaders Celebrate 2017

The next cohort of leaders was officially introduced to the community this week, with the 2017 Future Leaders of Industry induction ceremony on Wednesday afternoon.Hosted by Glenelg and Southern Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network (GSGLLEN) together with founders Portland Aluminium, 13 students from Portland and Heywood were inducted into the program at the Portland Business Hub.The Future Leaders of Industry Program is now celebrating its 12th year since it was founded by Portland Aluminium in 2005.Since its inception, more than 220 local students from Portland and Heywood have participated in the scholarship program, with many of the participants returning to the shire after completing their studies to establish careers with local businesses and organisations.Students, along with their parents, had the opportunity to meet their business mentors, as well as other local business identities.The 2017 Future Leaders program offers an opportunity for students to explore local industries and related career paths, along with workshop participation in leadership, presentation and public speaking skills.

A major part of the program is the mentorship, which provides the invaluable experience of one-on-one guidance from a local professional whose career is in the students’ field area of interest.The program is supported by various local businesses and organisations, along with numerous local professionals who participate in the student workshops by sharing their experience, knowledge and expertise with the students. Plant manager Peter Chellis said Portland Aluminium started this program 12 years ago to help promote local careers and build local talent."In that time Portland Aluminium has injected approximately $130,000 into building our future leaders within the local community," Mr Chellis said."Providing further education and training opportunities for our local young people is an important part of that goal."A strong community is built on strong leadership."Anne Murphy, executive officer of the GSGLLEN, reiterated Mr Chellis’ sentiments."The partnership between education, community and industry partners through the Future Leaders of Industry program provides an excellent opportunity for our young people to experience first-hand opportunities available within local industry," Ms Murphy said."We are thankful for the support of Portland Aluminium and partners who make this very valuable program possible."

Future Leaders

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Year 10 Work Experience

 

 

A number of Portland Secondary College Year 10 students are getting to see what it’s like to spend time in a workplace of their choice.The students were this week given the opportunity to spend time in a workplace; some were inspired by their interests and some were influenced by past experiences. Chad Cleary, 16, spent the week at BJM Panels, a local panel beating business owned by Brent Murray. Chad decided to work there because of his passion for cars and interest in that particular workplace."I have felt very welcome," Chad said."I’ve been helping restore old cars, repainting cars and sanding down panels." While he enjoyed his work, he said he has faced some challenges such as being around potentially dangerous equipment and trying not to scratch anything they had repainted.BJM Panels is the first place that Chad has worked at and said it was a good environment and he would definitely consider this workplace and others like it as a future job. Classmate Alysha Meade, 16, chose to do her work experience at Portland South Primary School after attending the school in her younger years. Alysha said in the first two days of working there she had already been in all the classes. Further inspiration to spend time at Portland South was that she enjoyed babysitting family friends’ children, which gave her some knowledge to take to her work experience week. "One of my favourite experiences in the week was getting to work with the children in the art classrooms, helping to make things," she said. - Portland Secondary College students CAILIN PEARCE and photographer MICHAEL PETERS are on work experience at the Portland Observer.

Year 10 Work Experience

 

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